Hayter calls the shots at Seaford clay pigeon contest

Seaford College clay pigeon shooting HayterOn Saturday, Seaford College staged a shooting contest at the school’s clay pigeon range. The competition took the form of Compak Sporting, a round of 25 targets from five traps from five different stands.

After three rounds, there was a dead heat between Douglas Hayter (pictured) and James Hannington, so a shoot-off was held to decide the winner. Two traps were picked randomly by the two finalists, who then shot as simultaneous pairs from the five stands. In a tense finale James scored 8/10 but Douglas shot an even better 10/10 to take the trophy – over the course of 85 targets there were only two clays between them. Nick Easton achieved the highest prep score and Erin Harte scored the highest ladies’ score.

“Doug’s accomplishments are very much down to the excellent tuition he has received at Seaford from Tony Bracci and his fellow instructors,” said Douglas’s mother, Gillian. “Until two years ago Doug had never shot a clay and with their expertise he has come on leaps and bounds, so we cannot thank them enough.”

Anyone who would like to try clay shooting for the first time or who wants to improve their technique is welcome to come along to the school’s Saturday morning open practice sessions, which are held from 10am-12pm during term time. Each term the College focuses on a different clay shooting discipline: trap, Skeet and Sporting.

For more details please contact Tony Bracci at tonybraccishooting@gmail.com

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